Number of migrants stopped trying to cross southern U.S. border drops slightly

09/13/2021

Source: NBC News

The number of undocumented immigrants apprehended trying to cross the southern border is down slightly compared to this time last month, when crossings were at a 21-year high, according to data obtained by NBC News.

As of Friday, the 21-day average of immigrants stopped crossing the U.S.-Mexico border by Customs and Border Protection was 6,177 per day, down from 7,275 in mid-August.

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Mexico Tourism Spending Increased This Summer

09/13/2021

Source: Travel Pulse

New data shows that while international visitor arrival numbers in Mexico were down compared to pre-pandemic levels, those who did enter the country in July spent more money than they did in 2019.

According to Mexico News Daily, Mexico’s national statistics agency Inegi announced that an estimated 3.38 million international visitors came to Mexico in July 2021, a 19 percent decline from the 4.16 million foreign arrivals reported during July 2019.

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Search in Mexico hill collapse slowed by fears of landslides

09/13/2021

Source: ABC News

Authorities in Tlalnepantla, the municipality in Mexico state where the disaster took place Friday, reduced the number of missing people from 10 to three Saturday after seven of the missing were located, said Ricardo de la Cruz, undersecretary general of Mexico state.

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Mexico’s Supreme Court Greenlit Abortion. Will Doctors and Nurses Listen?

09/13/2021

Source: New York Times

As soon as the nurse found out that she had an abortion at home, Fernanda García knew she was in danger. The nurse began yelling that she was a criminal, that what she had done was wrong, that she would be sent to jail.

“She told me that they were going to report me, that I was going to face charges,” said Ms. García, who went to the hospital last month after experiencing pain and bleeding. “I’ve never felt so scared in my life.”

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Flooding north of Mexico City leaves streets submerged

09/10/2021

Source: ABC News

Mexican authorities say heavy rains in recent days in central Mexico filled the area’s reservoirs to their capacity forcing water releases that only added to woes downstream in places like Tula.

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Olaf weakens after hitting Mexico’s Los Cabos as Cat 2 storm

09/10/2021

Source: AP News

Hurricane Olaf slipped back to tropical storm force on Friday after slamming into the Los Cabos resorts at the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and then drenching the region with torrential rains.

The storm came ashore near San Jose del Cabo late Thursday as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph (155 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

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Canadian airline currently has no plans to fly into Mexico City’s new airport

09/10/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Canada’s largest airline currently has no plans to use the new Mexico City airport, which is under construction at a México state Air Force base and scheduled to open in March 2022.

Air Canada’s sales director for Latin America and the Caribbean told a virtual press conference that the airline hasn’t yet considered using the new airport because it is still being built and there are unanswered questions about its viability.

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Renewal of aviation safety rating threatened by airport deficiencies

09/09/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Mexico’s capacity to return to a first tier aviation safety rating from the United States government could be hampered in the short term by deficiencies at 19 airports operated by a state-owned company.

The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration downgraded Mexico’s safety rating from Category 1 to Category 2 in May after finding that it doesn’t meet standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations. The move prevents Mexican airlines from adding new flights to the United States.

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The IRC responds to recurring use of security forces in Mexico to restrict the mobility of asylum seekers

09/09/2021

Source: International Rescue Committee

After security forces have been repeatedly deployed to block the way of asylum seekers trying to go to the North of the country, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) asks the Mexican authorities to implement sustainable and humane measures to respond to the migration crises in the region, prioritizing people’s protection. 

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Abortion Is No Longer a Crime in Mexico. But Most Women Still Can’t Get One.

09/09/2021

Source: New York Times

When the Supreme Court in Mexico issued a historic decision on Tuesday declaring that having an abortion was not a crime, activists across the country celebrated. On Wednesday, they got back to work, taking on the long and arduous process of ensuring that the legal shift applies across Mexico.

Among their top priorities are helping the women who need it most: those facing criminal penalties, often after having been reported to the authorities for trying to induce an abortion themselves under dangerous conditions.

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